About us

A friendly neighborhood bar and eatery with elevated food and drink

We opened our doors in August 2014 with a vision of greatest: great drinks, food, and atmosphere, with a chill, unassuming vibe. A come-as-you-are locale, where everyone — from local to the traveler — is welcomed. Insider or outsider, there’s a seat at the bar just for you.

Our quest for greatness is supported by our community. We source products for our cuisine and cocktails from local farms, our beers and wines are exclusively Californian and we serve a large portfolio of California spirits, especially those distilled in San Diego County.

At Mission Avenue Bar & Grill in Oceanside, we don’t follow trends — we lead them. We pride ourselves on offering an elevated bar program celebrating small-batch craft whiskey and spirits in a revolving cocktail menu. Mixologist and beverage manager Guy Marino displays the virtues of an alchemist in creating draft cocktails from a multitude of fresh ingredients, resulting in exciting flavor profiles. And if you’re wondering about that decanter on the bar that never seems to empty, that’s the Infinity Bottle, filled with a house blend of the final pours from whiskey, rye, scotch, or bourbon bottles we serve. Try some — with over 200 different whiskeys and bourbons on our shelves, the flavors are always changing and evolving, and every drink is a new experience.

As for beer, our 36 taps dispense a selection of the 26 best beers California has to offer, not to mention both alcoholic and non-alcoholic kombucha. Ciders, meads and specialty brews are available as well.

Then there’s the food. Noted as one of the top rising chefs in San Diego, William Eick is known for his mastery of seasonal, creative globally-inspired New American cuisine, and he brings a fine dining commitment to the highest quality ingredients and careful attention in crafting casual fare. His upscale bar food never takes itself too seriously; it’s just seriously good.

Owner Cameron Braselton chose Oceanside as the location for Mission Avenue Bar & Grill because of the camaraderie and the laid-back beach vibe in this tight-knit community. In recent years, Oceanside has been trending into a prime North County food and beverage destination, and we’re excited to be a part of it. We cherish our local patrons who have made us their neighborhood go-to, and at the same time, we’re happy to offer guests from outside the area a true taste of Southern California life. Join us daily in our industrial-chic lounge or on our heated and dog-friendly patio, from lunch to late night. Be sure to check our daily happy hours, midweek lunch specials and weekend brunch.

Come see us. Pull up a seat and make yourself at home.